All the "Hobbit" News, Recapped

by | November 30, 2006 | Comments

So Peter Jackson is definitely OUT as director of "The Hobbit." And then MGM and producer Saul Zaentz chime and say "well, maybe not." Meanwhile every movie site on the planet is grasping at the newest and most hopeful "Hobbit" news they can. Leave it to the New York Times to get us all up to speed.

From the NYT: " he contretemps over “The Hobbit,” those involved say, is really about the lawsuit over revenues from the “Lord of the Rings” series, which has taken in a staggering $2.9 billion in box office receipts alone.

In February 2005 Mr. Jackson sued New Line, saying he was owed money from the trilogy. Mr. Jackson has said he sued over profits from “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” after he was unable to get New Line to submit to an independent audit of its books. The lawsuit, which was unsuccessfully mediated, still has no court date, and so far no audit has taken place. New Line executives have complained that Mr. Jackson has become vastly wealthy from the Tolkien trilogy and is unjustifiably portraying himself as a victim."

Click here
for the rest of the article. Oh, and to see what Elijah Frodo Wood thinks of the situation, click here.

Tag Cloud

Box Office Ellie Kemper Bravo History social media Tomatazos Fall TV VICE quibi TV Land Comedy Crackle psychological thriller E3 Winners Columbia Pictures Masterpiece Polls and Games Amazon ghosts series CBS Nickelodeon TLC finale Photos President spy thriller Animation Women's History Month historical drama SundanceTV aliens crime thriller Stephen King CMT APB Shudder Martial Arts The Arrangement casting Amazon Prime singing competition The CW award winner Paramount Network toy story Apple romance Certified Fresh RT History children's TV Trailer police drama Showtime New York Comic Con Emmys MCU LGBTQ crime HBO Max Cartoon Network Winter TV TNT National Geographic streaming Disney Channel Family Netflix BET strong female leads CW Seed Lucasfilm Star Trek WGN period drama Disney streaming service Brie Larson FOX hist NYCC Universal Emmy Nominations Tarantino 007 Action Writers Guild of America Lifetime 2016 First Look game show Countdown binge Summer Comics on TV Premiere Dates Heroines Year in Review vampires Rocky cinemax X-Men Superheroes Musicals Mary Tyler Moore Logo mockumentary nature Freeform Walt Disney Pictures 2018 psycho GLAAD 2019 Sci-Fi 45 cults USA Network Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Valentine's Day San Diego Comic-Con mutant Teen The Witch unscripted dc 24 frames Cannes OWN RT21 Creative Arts Emmys Pop supernatural green book Rom-Com Toys Nominations Fantasy TCA Binge Guide 2015 facebook Cosplay Warner Bros. political drama Character Guide Podcast dramedy comic Marvel Paramount teaser Watching Series PaleyFest Thanksgiving Hulu war Quiz Tumblr 20th Century Fox Epix SDCC kids diversity NBC Mudbound Sneak Peek science fiction PBS Extras ESPN CNN true crime Infographic Schedule VH1 Film Festival Acorn TV discovery medical drama golden globes Adult Swim spider-man LGBT tv talk USA technology Biopics Election Amazon Prime Video Song of Ice and Fire Best and Worst TIFF Christmas YA ABC Family Dark Horse Comics Ghostbusters cops Lionsgate Opinion El Rey disaster blaxploitation WarnerMedia revenge biography doctor who TruTV Disney Sundance Now zombies Pixar adventure Superheroe Trivia Kids & Family Country serial killer Esquire zero dark thirty FX BBC talk show cooking Nat Geo crime drama Comedy Central Horror Starz politics TBS Ovation GIFs Musical MSNBC AMC Film Marathons richard e. Grant YouTube Red IFC cats robots Spike Food Network Comic Book DC Universe E! miniseries DC streaming service stand-up comedy Fox News HBO Vudu Mary poppins witnail zombie elevated horror Trophy Talk Spectrum Originals Awards theme song dragons transformers Mystery cars travel Interview MTV sitcom Syfy Chilling Adventures of Sabrina harry potter Calendar Shondaland anime Red Carpet Spring TV crossover Oscars Western IFC Films SXSW GoT Video Games Reality Competition Anna Paquin what to watch boxoffice Britbox Sundance based on movie Music CBS All Access American Society of Cinematographers television ABC book DC Comics anthology Chernobyl TCA 2017 ITV space DGA Awards Tour spinoff Drama Rock 2017 Elton John YouTube Premium Grammys adaptation Pirates ratings TCM BBC America Pet Sematary A&E 21st Century Fox thriller sequel Pride Month Star Wars Super Bowl DirecTV TV Holidays festivals FXX Reality comiccon animated justice league dceu Mindy Kaling Rocketman jamie lee curtis Set visit See It Skip It Captain marvel Black Mirror composers natural history sports docudrama movies Sony Pictures Mary Poppins Returns